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Car wont start..lights come..lights dont dim no cranking

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my car wont start i...
my car wont start i put the key in and lights come on like normal. i turn the key to crank and nothiing happens lights dont dim no cranking. i have a brand new battery and cleaned the cables. looked at the fuse box and no fuse blown
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Mazda Mechanic: rodcuda, Auto Mechanic replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have a mazda speed protege 2003.
50,000. Miles on it. 1.8 turbo 4cyl manual

I have gotten a new battery.
I tried push starting. Fuses look all good that's about all I done.

Like I said I put the hey in all lights work on dash and everything when I turn the hey the key to crank nothing happens no cranking the lights don't dim at all
Mazda Mechanic: rodcuda, Auto Mechanic replied 6 years ago
I am going to send you to the Mazda catagory, I am not a Mazda expert.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Ok thank you
Mazda Mechanic: rodcuda, Auto Mechanic replied 6 years ago

You're welcome

 

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Mazda Mechanic: Don Knight, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
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Good morning new expert here.The first thing I would do is to check and see if you have power on the black/yellow wire at the starter when you turn the key to the start position.Make sure that the transmission is in neutral and the brake is set.If you dont get power to the starter check the starter interlock switch on the clutch pedal.You should have power on the black/blue wire when you turn the key to the start position and with the switch closed(pedal pushed down) you should have power coming out on the black/yellow wire.If you dont get power on the black/blue wire your problem is in the ingition switch.If you do have power there and none coming out of the interlock switch the switch is defective.Please let me know if you need more assistance,Don
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
So test for power on those wires at the starter or just test for the power at the switch on the clutch.
And whats the best way to get to the starter
Mazda Mechanic: Don Knight, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
Check for the power to the clutch switch first, if all the wires test good I will explain how to change the starter.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Ok I will get back to you when I do that thanks alot
Mazda Mechanic: Don Knight, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
I will be here most of the day,Don
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Its the starter we got it to jump start how do you take the starter out. I got two bolts off but it won't budge
Mazda Mechanic: Don Knight, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
There are three bolts that hold the starter on.When you get the new starter just look at the bolt pattern.Two mount from the front and one mounts from the rear.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I took the starter in and it got tested and worked so its not the starter. So its got to be electrical.
Mazda Mechanic: Don Knight, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
Did you check for power on the wires I mentioned in my earlier post?Make sure that you have battery voltage on the black/red wire from the battery to the large post on the starter.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I will check that and get back to you
Mazda Mechanic: Don Knight, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
Please let me know what you find,Don
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